Simply put, the Internet of Things (IoT), is about connecting almost any device, machine or component (e.g. mobile’s, wearable medical devices, car engines, 3D printers, refrigerators, house alarm’s etc) with the internet, and/or each other.
A key driver behind IoT, is to enable people to access the information, and products and services they need and/or, want, at the point of need, via their internet connected device of choice.
Gartner (IT industry analysts) predict that by 2020 26 billion billion devices will be connected to the internet. Sky-rocketing opportunities for organisations to send and receive more data, and deliver more relevant products and services, to more and better targeted people, all the time, and in real-time.
Creating a need for organisations without Digital Age capabilities to act fast, or get left behind, and those with digital capabilities to ensure that they innovate like never before, in order to be aligned with, if not ahead of the curve.
The challenge is selecting and successfully delivering the right IoT technologies for your business, customers and staff.
Not to mention, ensuring that risks which predominate the Digital Age threat-landscape are mitigated (e.g. Cyber Security, Privacy, Key-Stakeholder & End-User Engagement & Training).